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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Today's ESPN Classic TV Highlights


Classic's Golf
1960 Masters Film
9 a.m. ET
Arnold Palmer won his second Green Jacket when he birdied the final two holes to win the Masters by one stroke. It was the second wire-to-wire victory in tournament history. Ken Venturi was the runner up.
Classic NASCAR
1999 Las Vegas 400
10 a.m. ET
Jeff Burton won a late-race battle of brothers, pulling away in the final laps to win the Las Vegas 400. Ward Burton, the older of the drivers by six years, took the lead from his brother 37 laps from the end of the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as the leaders made their final pit stops during the last of five caution periods. Finally, on lap 258, Jeff Burton, who led six times for a race-high 111 laps, retook the lead for good. He pulled away from there, winning by 1.074-seconds - about 14 car-lengths. It was the sixth career victory for Jeff, who earned $336,500 for the latest win.
Classic NCAA Basketball
Kansas at Iowa State (Jan. 14, 1995)
noon ET
Fred Hoiberg scored 32 points and hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1:11 left in the game, as the 23rd-ranked Iowa State Cyclones upset third-rated Kansas, 69-65, in Ames. With Kansas clinging to a 65-64 lead, Hoiberg launched his game-winning shot. The Jayhawks then turned the ball over on their next possession, but Hoiberg missed another three-pointer to give Kansas one more chance. However, Jerod Hasse missed a three-pointer at the other end with 12 seconds remaining. Julius Michalik came down with the rebound, was fouled and converted two free throws to ice it for Iowa State.
SportsCentury
Nile Kinnick
2 p.m. ET
Nile Kinnick is someone who reminds us how overused the word "hero" is in sport, since he is one of the few who actually fits the description. He was a Heisman Trophy winner, Phi Beta Kappa student and a man of letters who chose not to parlay his varsity block into a professional football career. Yet even with all these accomplishments, Kinnick's life tends to be paraphrased more by the way he died. Kinnick became one of 407,000 Americans who lost their lives in military service during World War II. Less than four years after he accepted the 1939 Heisman by saying, "I thank God I was warring on the gridirons of the Midwest and not on the battlefields of Europe," Kinnick was killed in a training flight in the Caribbean waters near South America. Chris Fowler hosts this SportsCentury series.
Classic College Football
Michigan at Iowa (Oct. 19, 1985)
3 p.m. ET
It was billed as Iowa's irresistible offense against Michigan's immovable defense. But in the end it was Iowa's unpublicized defense that made the difference, along with four field goals by Rob Houghtlin, including a game-winning 29-yarder on the final play of the game to give the No. 1 Hawkeyes a dramatic 12-10 victory over second-ranked Michigan in a rare 1-2 pairing. Although the Hawkeyes were held to 32 points under their nation-leading 44.2 average and had to go down to the final second to win, they dominated the statistics, outgaining Michigan 422 yards to 182 and controlling the football for 38:05 to Michigan's 21:55.
Classic NCAA Basketball
1999 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
Iowa vs. UConn
5 p.m. ET
Jacob Jaacks scored 20 points and Dean Oliver added 14 as the Iowa Hawkeyes jumped out to a 15-point halftime lead and held on to stun the top-ranked and defending national champion Connecticut Huskies, 70-68, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Madison Square Garden. Khalid El-Amin, the pre-season choice for Big East Player of the Year, led the Huskies with 26 points. Kevin Freeman had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Edmund Saunders chipped in 14 points and seven boards for UConn.
Classic College Football
1986 Holiday Bowl
Iowa vs. San Diego State
7 p.m. ET
Rob Houghtlin's 41-yard field goal as time expired gave Iowa a 39-38 victory over San Diego State in the ninth annual Holiday Bowl. San Diego State's Kevin Rahill had kicked a 21-yard field goal with 47 seconds left to give the Aztecs a 38-36 lead. But Kevin Harmon ran the kickoff back 48 yards to the Aztecs' 37. Two running plays moved the ball to the San Diego State 24 with :04 left. Houghtlin then kicked the winning field goal, capping a fourth quarter that saw the lead change hands three times in the last 4:26.
Classic NHL
Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers (Oct. 13, 1979)
9 p.m. ET
Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers play their first home game as members of the NHL following the merger with the WHA. Detroit and Edmonton play to a 3-3 tie. Gretzky has one assist.
Classic NCAA Basketball
Duke at Georgia Tech (Jan. 11, 1990)
11 p.m. ET
Phil Henderson scored 26 points and Christian Laettner 23 and 10th-ranked Duke overcame a 10-point deficit in the final nine minutes to defeated previously unbeaten No. 9 Georgia Tech 96-91 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Henderson scored seven points and Laettner hit five free throws in a 17-2 run that came after Tech had taken a 78-68 lead with just under nine minutes to play. Tech got within one point twice down the stretch but Duke put it away in the final 34 seconds on a three-point play by Laettner and two free throws apiece by freshmen Bobby Hurley and Billy McCaffrey. Tech fell one victory shy of tying the school record for the best start in a season. Dennis Scott scored 30 points to lead Tech, Brian Oliver added 24 and freshman Kenny Anderson 19.
Classic NHL
Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers (Oct. 13, 1979)
1 a.m. ET
Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers play their first home game as members of the NHL following the merger with the WHA. Detroit and Edmonton play to a 3-3 tie. Gretzky has one assist.
Classic NCAA Basketball
Duke at Georgia Tech (Jan. 11, 1990)
3 a.m. ET
Phil Henderson scored 26 points and Christian Laettner 23 and 10th-ranked Duke overcame a 10-point deficit in the final nine minutes to defeated previously unbeaten No. 9 Georgia Tech 96-91 in an Atlantic Coast Conference game. Henderson scored seven points and Laettner hit five free throws in a 17-2 run that came after Tech had taken a 78-68 lead with just under nine minutes to play. Tech got within one point twice down the stretch but Duke put it away in the final 34 seconds on a three-point play by Laettner and two free throws apiece by freshmen Bobby Hurley and Billy McCaffrey. Tech fell one victory shy of tying the school record for the best start in a season. Dennis Scott scored 30 points to lead Tech, Brian Oliver added 24 and freshman Kenny Anderson 19.





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